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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-15-2005, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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light for dwarf hairgrass and others

Im in the process of gathering materials to transfer my 55 into a planted/Discus tank, currently i only have 80w over the tank and am wondering what i need to bump it up to for dwarf hairgrass as i really like the look of an "underwater lawn" also what other plants would be ok in a setup like this?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-16-2005, 12:36 AM
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At a minimum you would want to go to 110 watts. That would be 2 wpg. If you went with AH Supply kits you would have a good amount of light. You could then use the current lighting or part of it and end up with a nice medium light tank. Or if you want to go whole hog go with 220 watts of AH Supply kits and be able to grow just about anything.
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Other plants you might consider - Lilaeopsis brasiliensis or Echinodorus tenellus (a few different varieties to choose from.) Try the hairgrass first with a 2x55W AHS kit, I think you'll like that look best. What other plants are you considering?

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